Languages

Learn a Language - Online & in London

Over 30 modern and ancient world languages taught by expert tutors!

Here at City Lit, we offer over 27 different language courses catering to all levels, from beginners to advanced — with both online and classroom formats. Our classes range from European languages such as FrenchGermanItalian and Spanish to Asian, African, and even Ancient and Classical languages. So what do you fancy learning? JapaneseKorean, Arabic, Russian, Classical Greek, or Old English — take your pick!

Our part time courses are designed to fit around your schedule, you'll find a suitable language class for you whether you would like to attend in the evening, daytime, or on weekends. We also offer short, intensive and fast-track courses if you need to learn in a hurry, as well as one-day workshops and taster language lessons.

Most of our courses are delivered online. We are also bringing back some face-to-face teaching taking place in our London college building. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Most languages taught at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced. Our approach to learning is to teach you how to communicate effectively in real-life situations. We select content that is relevant to your needs. If you are a beginner, you will learn how to use the language as opposed to just repeating words and sentences as you would do with an app. We teach you to communicate rather than repeat. 

Use our self-assessment tool to help you choose the right course for your level.

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. A Festive taste of Finnish
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come to celebrate Finland National day with Lotta !



    You will learn how Finnish people celebrate their National day and the festive season while learning basic Finnish sentences through a variety of fun activities.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Hindi through Bollywood singing
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak Hindi and develop your listening and speaking skills in this communicative class which emphasizes the practical use of the language via singing. Suitable for complete beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  3. Celebrating the New Year-Russian style
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn about the New Year celebrations in Russia and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the main Russian holiday of the year.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  4. A Festive taste of Modern Greek
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Dec 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  5. A Festive taste of Norwegian
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    It will make you feel festive!



    Come to learn how Norwegian people celebrate the festive season while learning basic Norwegian sentences through a variety of fun activities.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  6. Discover Italian
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Dec 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Get a flavour of Italian and begin to see how it works. Learn some useful phrases and pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  7. Arabic superstitions
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and find out about the significant role superstitions play in Arabic culture and learn some Arabic at the same time.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  8. A taste of Japanese
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Dec 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  9. A taste of Chinese
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  10. Dutch beginners: intensive
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable for complete beginners.This is a one week intensive course covering Dutch beginners: module 1. This communicative class emphasises the practical use of the language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
  11. A Taste of Spanish
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  12. Spanish Quiz/game night: level A1-A2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and join us in this fun Spanish night! Do you like pub quizzes? Do you want to put into practice your knowledge of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, culture, and music while having fun in the process? Then you are in the right place!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  13. Italian rapidamente: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course for beginners is suitable if you already speak a Romance language such as Spanish, French, Portuguese or Romanian. It might also be suitable if you would like to learn at a much faster pace. This course, together with Italian rapidamente: module 2 and Italian rapidamente: module 3 covers years one and two (Italian 1 and Italian 2 Lower) of our Italian programme. Expect more homework than in other courses.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  14. Classical Greek: an introduction for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This four week course uses British Museum objects such as Greek inscriptions on architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in Classical Greek.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00
  15. Japanese beginners: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed module 2 or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading and writing Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1 (Kodansha International).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00

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